My ex lives 16 hours away and DS (5yo) goes to visit him every other month for 8 days. Ex has repeatedly refused to let me talk to DS more than twice during that 8 day period. He only calls DS once a week so he expects that should be perfectly fine for me. Now he's wanting to add one Skype session per week, which I'm fine with, but I'm trying to use it as a negotiating tool to get 2 calls and a Skype per week when DS is away from home. All I really want is to just say a quick good night at the end of the day...not interrupt their day/action! DS is going to be spending 7 weeks (5 uninterrupted then 2 more after 20 days with us) with ex this summer and I really want to get this cleared up before that. I'm not trying to be controlling but I feel like DS isn't given freedom to talk to us when he wants. He even told me once on the phone that his dad said he couldn't talk to everybody when his step-dad and step brother wanted to talk to him! I am considering getting him a little kid's cell phone that only dials three numbers and put minutes on it so that he can call me if he wants. Then I'm afraid his dad would take it away!
Is 2 quick calls before bed or as soon as he gets up and a Skype session in the morning too much???